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Education USA weekly updates _ No. 269 * 5 March 2012

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I. Financial Aid

UG: St. Catherine University Scholarships for Undergraduate Women

UG: Randolph College Merit Scholarships

UG/Grad: Georgia College International Graduate Assistantships

Grad/Postgrad: Rice University President’s Graduate Fellowships

Issue #269 March 5th, 2012

II. Campus News

• John Carpenter Speaks About Financial Aid for International Students

• Want to Study Business in the United States? Some Suggestions on How to Get Started

• IIE Introduces New Mobile Site Resources for International Students

• Fairleigh Dickinson University Hosts Free Virtual Information Sessions

• Chapman University Offers New Computational Science Program

• EducationUSA Launches New Facebook App!

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ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN

St. Catherine University is committed to the development of effective, ethical leaders. Through study, practice and life experience, individuals have opportunities to enrich the knowledge, refine the skills and clarify the attitudes essential for responsible action.

St. Catherine University’s priority scholarship deadline for female, bachelor’s level international students is March 15, 2012. Scholarships are granted to students who apply after March 15, but those scholarships are generally smaller. Interested students should apply online at the link below or by using the Common Application.

Our largest scholarship is approximately $18,500 per year. We also award on-campus jobs valued at $2,500 to international students. The remaining expenses could be as low as $19,500 per year for students who receive one of our highest scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Please contact Aimee Thostenson at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/zjoe56

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RANDOLPH COLLEGE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

We’re a community of learners and explorers. At Randolph, academic excellence is paramount, but some of our students’ most enlightening moments aren’t on the syllabus. They come during late-night dorm conversations, or riding the Paris Metro on a semester abroad, or by working side-by-side with a famous professor for a summer research project.

Randolph College offers a number of scholarships, the first and most prestigious being the Presidential Scholars Program. Presidential Scholars have a wide variety of achievements and aspirations. The characteristics they have in common include academic strength, focus, and the desire to be inspired through the process of learning and challenge. They are leaders, scholars, and good citizens. Students are eligible for academic scholarships upon submission of their application for admission. Academic scholarships range from $2,000 to $18,000. They’re awarded based on a variety of factors, including SAT scores and GPA. These awards are renewed annually based on academic performance. Your application for admission serves as your application for an academic scholarship.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ApomFE

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GEORGIA COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

Georgia College’s academically engaging, student-centered programs

often take learning beyond the traditional classroom and develop the intellectual, professional, and civic skills and dispositions that enable graduates to thrive in an information-intensive and diverse global society. Through its teaching, research, and service, Georgia College enriches the lives of students and their local and global communities.

Georgia College is happy to announce that 10-15 International Graduate Assistantships will be available for Fall 2012. The International Graduate Assistantship will waive approximately $13,000 of tuition per year in exchange for 10 hours of work per week. The application for the assistantship is found inside of the international graduate application for admission. Applicants for all graduate programs at Georgia College may apply for the assistantship. The application deadline is April 1st. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/zaw9Ry

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RICE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT’S GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Rice is a first-tier research university in the midst of a vibrant city. It is

also an intimate and highly selective college located on a beautiful wooded

campus. Compact in size, it has national and international reach and seeks to attract the most talented people by promoting, celebrating, and reaping the benefits of diversity.

The President’s Graduate Fellowship Program was established in 2000 to enhance the opportunity to attract the best students to Rice’s over thirty graduate programs. These fellowships are for entering graduate students intending to pursue a doctoral degree in the Schools of Engineering, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Humanities, and graduate degrees in the Schools of Architecture and Music.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/y7KGAI

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JOHN CARPENTER SPEAKS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

John Carpenter, an educational consultant, provides insight into how to

find financial aid opportunities for international students. While many institutions are unable to provide financial aid for international students, John shares his personal experience to show how that is not always the case.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/xLIF0d

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WANT TO STUDY BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES? SOME SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO GET STARTED

“The Choice on India Ink” of the New York Times gives advice on how to find an undergraduate business program that is the best fit and how to go through the admissions process. Tips are gathered from representatives at three American institutions, including Babson College, Bentley University, and Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.

For more information, please visit: http://nyti.ms/wZSDxV

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IIE INTRODUCES NEW MOBILE SITE RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

IIE has recently introduced two new mobile site resources for international students. The first is for Funding U.S. Study (FUSS) available at http://www.fundingusstudy.org/mobile/. This app provides access to a database of financial aid offered by U.S. institutions. You have the option of typing in the name of the institution, program type, or field of study to find out what opportunities are available!

The second mobile site resource is for Intensive English Study available at http://www.intensiveenglishusa.org/mobile/. This app assists you in finding English Intensive Language programs and opportunities.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/vpWeaq

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FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY HOSTS FREE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

Attention all prospective Fairleigh Dickinson University students! Learn more about FDU, our programs, scholarships, and application requirements!

The Office of International Admissions is hosting 2 FREE virtual information sessions on March 7 and March 8. The session on March 7 will be for Undergraduate/Bachelors Degree Seeking Students and the session on March 8 will be for Graduate/Masters Degree Seeking Students. These sessions will be hosted by our Associate Director, Ms. Corry Spring. A presentation will be made and there will be a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about applying to and studying at FDU.

Once registered, you will have the chance to invite your friends to the session too. This is definitely a great opportunity for any student who wanted to learn more about FDU directly from an admissions counselor!

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/wyQa9n

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CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY OFFERS NEW COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE PROGRAM

The new Ph.D. in Computational Science program, which comes on the heels of the Master of Science in Computational Science that was launched last year, bolsters Chapman University’s commitment to science and technology. Similar to the master’s program, the Ph.D. program offers a uniquely interdisciplinary and personalized course of study that provides students with the

knowledge and skills to apply modern techniques from mathematics and computer science to solve real-world problems, while emphasizing innovative research and applications of research.

The personalized nature of the program is designed to provide a foundation of basic methodologies and techniques of computational science through a set of core courses, while allowing you to specialize in a shared area of interest with faculty mentors.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/z26a8j

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EDUCATIONUSA LAUNCHES NEW FACEBOOK APP!

EducationUSA is proud to announce our first Facebook app: "Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study." This project represents the world’s first game-based adventure for international students to learn about opportunities in the United States of America.

This platform allows us to deliver information in exciting new ways to help international students make the journey of a lifetime. This “gamified” advising adventure represents a cutting-edge immersion experience to learn about the various steps needed to study in the United States.

We encourage you to visit the Facebook page for this exciting new app and to begin your journey today!

For more information, please visit: http://on.fb.me/xN99bX

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Contact an EducationUSA adviser near you for guidance on finding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or university. EducationUSA.state.gov (Note: students must apply for financial aid directly with the institution listed)

An archive of these and other past financial aid and news announcements is available at EducationUSA.info/financial-aid

EducationUSA would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide the financial aid and news information contained herein.